Celebration of life scheduled for Paine College President Emeritus Dr. Julius S. Scott, Jr.


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — A celebration of life for Paine College President Emeritus Dr. Julius S. Scott, Jr. is scheduled for this week.

The celebration will take place at Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel on Paine College’s campus on Friday, August 23 at 11 a.m.

“We are grateful for Dr. Scott’s many contributions to higher education in general and to Paine College in particular,” Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones, Acting President of Paine College said. “During his terms as President of Paine, he positively impacted enrollment, the work of Academic Affairs, Fiscal Affairs, Religious Life, Student Life and Institutional Advancement. Because of Dr. Scott’s love for the College, he remained connected in many ways through the years. He will be missed by the Paine College Family,” she added.

Dr. Scott was president at Paine College from 1975-1982. In August 1988, he returned to the school as its twelfth president, holding an unusual second term at the same institution until his retirement in 1994. He also served as Interim President at Albany State University, Wiley College, Philander Smith University, Savannah State University, and the Medical College of Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, the Scott Family requests memorial donations be made to Penn Center, St. Helena Island, SC or to Paine College for the Pipe Organ Restoration Campaign.

He died on Thursday, August 1 at his home in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

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